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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

HOME ON THE RANGE...




MR. SWEET and I had the most amazing time a few weeks back.
We were invited to a real CHUCK WAGON meal.
Our friends were dedicating a COWBOY CHURCH that Sunday and threw the most amazing meal I've ever seen.
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This is RUSTY...the cook.
Rusty had to have both knees replaced and is wearing braces but let me say...
Those braces sure didn't interfer with his cooking abilities !!
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Here's the old chuck wagon where all the action took place...
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Rusty even had MR. SWEET peeling potatoes...he looked mighty handsome that day !!
Those pots...full of PINTO BEANS...HAM HOCK...PURE GOODNESS !
and...the COFFEE...there in that huge coffee pot...strong enuf to be DELICIOUS...
stout enuf to make you wanna slap your pappy !!
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BRISKET, MASHED POTATOES...HOT BISCUITS...BERRY COBBLER...
OH HONEY !

(NOTE*.... the photos of biscuits/cobbler are off the internet..we were well into eating them before I thought about photos...I took all other photos...)
Rusty made a PEACH cobbler, along with the biscuits..
Old fellas mixed right in with the young fellas....
all huddled around the fire....and the food !!
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It was misty and a little cold this day...just absolutely PERFECT for the occasion!!
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OOO, there's those magnificent RED BEANS...
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OOPS...there's RUSTY, ringing the DINNER BELL...
GOTTA GO NOW.... ..........
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36 comments:

Twice as Nice said...

For some reason, everything tastes better when cooked in cast iron. I have a cast iron frying pan that was my moms.
It looks like it was A LOT of fun.

niartist said...

Oh BJ!!! I love chuckwagon cookoffs/and cookouts! They're so much fun, and there is nothing like a hot chuckwagon biscuit! Oh, I'm so jealous. This makes me miss Texas even more!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Ok Girl I'm going to stop coming by here....I can't stand looking at all this great food all the time...awesome post BJ, hey you need to come by and enter in my 1 year anniversary give away girl...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

sweetpralinemadness said...

Wow! That looks like so much fun. I've always wanted to go on a ranch and have a chuckwagon supper. Those bicuits look yummy...

Carol at Serendipity said...

I haven't even had coffee yet this morning and looking at your pictures - I'm starved....

What a fun time and wonderful looking food.

Carol

Southern Lady said...

What fun, BJ! ... and such delicious looking food, too. I know a good time was had by all.

Amelia said...

Eating like this...sounds great and I am sure tasted the same way. Praises go to for your friends for the Cowboy church they are involved with.

Enjoy the week!

Chrissy said...

HI B.J.....what a cool post,made me hungry just looking at it!! I read your note at the top of the page,I can not believe you have to pay for mammo;s...that should not be something for the well to do,every woman should be entitled to that test,terrible!! Hope you are well,Chrissy

Stacey said...

What a fun time! It's always great to do something different and so Texas. :)

SmilingSally said...

I'm sure you enjoyed that time, BJ. I'd love some of that cobbler!

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi BJ,
Thank you for visiting me at "Home is Where the Heart is". Its wonderful to meet you.
Yes in deed I will share any news about Mona, I read her blog and that is where I find out how she is doing. Mona is a dear lady.
I love your post on "Home on the Range" what a great time, my husband and I would have really enjoyed that too.
I will become a follower so we can keep in touch.
Enjoy your day,
Elizabeth

Rebecca said...

Oh my gosh...how I would have LOVED to be there! Food looks soooo good and I can just taste it.

My hubby and I were just chatting about Cowboy Churches. What a fabulous thing...

Blessings to you sweet friend. You never fail to inspire.

Love, Rebecca

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Jean,
I tried to sign in to follow and google has a error sign on your side bar under your "follow" . I don't know what to do.
Elizabeth

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi BJ....awesome pictures. What an amazing and wonderful experience this must have been!

Barb ♥

squawmama said...

Good Morning BJ... I loved todays post and how lucky you were to attend such a fun event... I watch the chuck wagon cookoffs on TV when they are on and these boys are serious about what they do... Have a GREAT day!

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Betty said...

Oh wow that just looks like the best of times. Thanks for sharing it.

Christy said...

What fun!!! I really enjoyed your pictures. Thanks for visiting my little bog and siging up to follow. I am going to follow you, too. I can't wait to get to know you better.

Live.Love.Eat said...

Hi there. Thanks so much for the blogby the other day! I think this chuck wagon meal looks amazing. I have or once had a cowboy cookbook with meals that were once cooked the old fashioned way like this. Even had one for coffee cooked in a pot. I tried it and it WAS strong!!!!! What fun this looks like.

Ali said...

Stopping by from SITS--what great pictures! It's put me in the mood for chili!

PEA said...

I want to go to a cookout like that!!!! Oh, BJ, it all looked so authentic and the food did look amazing, I can well imagine how good it tasted. Rusty makes the perfect cowboy:-) Did you have a cowgirl hat on??? hehe I want to get myself a pink one but haven't found the perfect one yet! xoxo

Beverly said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!! I am going to follow you...love the chuck wagon cookout...amazing!

Brenda Eason said...

Oh BJ what a blessing. We cook like this when we camp. I hate sandwiches lol.Brian makes a great cobbler over the fire.I have never been to a Chuck Wagon eating,but it looks like fun,

Anita said...

Fabulous!
I'm going to send a link to this post to my sister, who is married to the cowboy sheriff - she will love your pictures!

Mary said...

What an interesting post. I didn't know there we're still chuck wagons. It looks like a wonderful kind of day. I hope you are having a great week and a terrific Outdoor Wednesday.

Joyce said...

What a fun post. God Bless Rusty with his knees. Your photos are amazing and this was such a unique experience for you to share with all of us today. Thank you.
Joyce

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

We have friends who have dismantled, numbered and moved antique log cabins to their place in the country.They live in the largest.
He cooks with these old iron dutch ovens outdoors. He did this a couple of years ago and served us in the one room cabin that serves as their guest house. It was so much fun, sitting at the long harvest table in front of a working wood range and having that delicious meal that had been cooked outside, on/in coals.

I know you enjoyed this and I know it tasted so good!

ellen b said...

Oh now Bj...this looks like a load of fun. How great that you were able to experience this outdoor meal! Love the photos...

Deb said...

what fun...everything tastes better in a cast iron skillet...and you gotta have pinto beans...

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

My husband took me camping a few times when we first got married. It wasn't for me at all (I like hotels) except for the food. I can still remember the food cooked over a campfire and would love to have a meal like this one. It looks like so much fun.

Sue

mbkatc230 said...

This looks like such a fun day. The food looks delicious, I swear I can smell the ham and beans. And cobbler, is there anything better? I don't think so! Thanks for sharing this, now my mouth is watering lol. Kathy

Faythe said...

This post reminded me of my Grandpa(Popo). He was a chuck wagon cook ..they moved cattle from New Mexico to Texas ,,In fact he is the one that taught my mother how to cook. which was over a wood stove and castiron skillets etc...I'm thankful that alot of his cooking has been handed down

Kathleen Grace said...

What a great idea for a church party! Our church owns 38+ acres that we hope to build on someday. In the meantime it would be perfect for this type of fellowship get together:>) Looks like fun!

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

Blog hopping today and came across your sweet blog! My husband would love to go to a chuck wagon cookout. He's convinced he was a cowboy in a past life! Love the pics, felt like I was there!

Kathleen said...

That looks like fun! I would have loved to have been there and tasted that delicious food..and of course enjoyed that Southern hospitality!

Terra said...

How perfect to have a cowboy meal at the dedication of a cowboy church.
I would love to enjoy a meal just like that one. Kudos to Rusty the chef.

eileeninmd said...

Fun photos, and the food looks so YUMMY.